Thursday, 25 October 2012

Oriental Lady

My friend, Alison, recently treated herself to this stunning Kanban stamp and we spent a lovely evening together colouring her with Promarkers.  She's massive and great fun to colour, I just love colouring folds in fabric so I was in my element with this one.
The papers are Papermania Oriental, and, what doesn't shop up very well in the photo is that the horizontal layer is foiled.  It's a gorgeous pack with a good mix of both muted shaded, as I've used here, and really vibrant colours.  I bought the paper pack and the collectors pack in this range for when I take a notion for something oriental, and every time I use it, I wonder why I don't get it out more often!
The mat the lady is on was created by stamping with a Papermania V&A stamp in Perfect Medium which I then dusted with mica powder for some subtle shimmer.  It's a superb stamp and has a repeat, so you can line it up and stamp a continuous pattern as large as you want.
The sentiment is a stamp from a Personal Impressions set, a handy set of unusual sentiments which has certainly been well used.  As the image is so large and detailed, I resisted the temptation to go all out with the embellishments as I usually do, opting for clean lines and a few brown gems and grey pearls.
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - #230 - sketch
Addicted to Stamps and More - use markers
Craftroom Challenge - oriental
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - #186 - no rules

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Wendy lovely image and fabulous layout. Caroline xxx

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  2. Very elegant Wendy, gorgeous card. xx Flora

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  3. Love the stamp not seen this one before you have done a beautiful job with it.
    Kaz.xx

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  4. This is stunning Wendy. Such a gorgeous image and your colouring is amazing. I love those papers too.

    Sue

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  5. Fabulous coloring! You are really talented, those folds look amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with the ATSAM Challenge this week!

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  6. She IS beautiful, Wendy. Beautifully coloured and such a wonderful layout! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Wendy the stamp looks great with the colours you have chosen xx

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  8. stunning card Wendy - really lovely image and your colour choice is gorgeous xx

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  9. totally beautiful love love it - please come back to the next CIS paint challenge for sure awesome.

    Hugs Monica

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  10. Really love this. I so like the colour scheme, just beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful card Wendy, saw this stamp today in Howdens, but resisted, kate x

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  12. Beautiful card Wendy the stamp is gorgeous! x

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  13. Ooh I just love anything oriental Wendy and your card is stunning! Love the colour combo and your shading is brilliant:) Thanks for playing along at ATS&M
    Val x

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  14. so stunning wendy.i love the oriental lady :D

    xx coops xx

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  15. A simply beautiful card in every way and lovely soft colors. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

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  16. A beautiful card - very oriental. Thanks for joining in this week at ATS&M this week - Jacqueline xx

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  17. What a beautiful image and gorgeous colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  18. really stunning card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline

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  19. Hi, Wendy! LOVE the coloring on this one--the softer tones are just gorgeous! :)

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  20. Wendy, that's a gorgeous image, your card's so elegant and i love that it's not in red and black :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

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  21. Wow Wendy, this is one stunning image and you've coloured her beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATS&M this week.

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  22. Your colouring is beautiful, fabulous looking shading. I haven't seen this stamp yet, will be looking out for it. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.
    Caz

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  23. I love your card. The image is fab and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  24. I love this stamp too, your card is so elegant and beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

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